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Old 10-07-2008, 08:20 PM   #1
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We were watching the debate, and I gave each of the furgirls a marrow bone (they were frozen, I thawed them in the fridge overnight). I have given these many times before, and never had a problem. Emma ran off with hers behind the lounge chair in our living room, as usual. About 15 minutes later she came out with her head hanging and a very strange look on her face. She jumped up on the couch, and we realized something was wrong and she was shaking. Also, Milli went back there to "steal" Emma's bone and she didn't even care-very odd for her.

All of the sudden she PUKES all over my lap-all the meat and fat off the bone, luckily it was on a blanket. I figured oh well, at least she feels better and the blanket is easily washed. I get up to get a paper towel, and she PUKES again all over DH's lap-we kind of giggle, OMG is this preparing us for parenthood? But then she keeps throwing up, at least 10 more times, in numerous spots all over the floor, and it's getting violent. What was coming up was mucusy and white/foamy at this point, and she was having a hard time getting it up because it was thick and sticky. Her whole body was stiff and her back legs were literally lifting off the ground as she was heaving It was so scary. Her eyes glazed over and she looked terrified.

My husband and I decide to take her to the vet-she runs to her potty pad at that moment and has a diarrhea blow out right there. Then back to him, and pukes again. Then we try to run upstairs to get our keys/shoes and she tries to follow, more diarrhea right there on the stairs. It was so awful. I throw some clean clothes down to my husband, and I put Milli (who is fine and just looked very concerned through all of this) into our room. We wrap Emma in her blanket and take off to the E-vet.

Got there-and she seems a bit better. She hates the car so I kind of wonder if that almost took her mind off being sick. The vet tech comes in-Emma's BP, temp, and vitals all look normal. The vet came in and checked her over, and said besides her tummy feeling a little tight, and her weight being low (down to 6.2-my poor baby) she looked normally healthy. They said the tight tummy and the low weight was probably just from all that throwing up.

The vet got called away just as she was giving us her recommendations (OMG horrible story-a dog came in that was attacked by another dog, and it sounded absolutely awful from what we could hear ). We sat there for about 15 minutes, and looked over the recommendations which were xrays and bloodwork. The vet came back in-said the xrays were to make sure nothing was caught in Emma's tummy-which we knew it wasn't, because we have the bone she was chewing, and she is watched closely at hom, and the bloodwork was to rule out other kinds of illness. We discussed it with the vet, and opted not to do either-Emma's sickness came on so quickly, and went away quickly, so we all believe that she simply either had some dinner that didn't agree with her tummy and/or the fact that she ate all that meat/fat off the bone so quickly made her sick.

Milli didn't snarf hers up as quickly, and hers wasn't as meaty, and she is fine. She is usually the one with the weak tummy, while Emma's is made of steel! So we brought our little Honeybear home with vet's instructions to take away all water and food for tonight, and then try it again in the AM and see how she does. She has not thrown up or had diarrhea again since we left for the vet at 8:45. She's snuggling up with my husband now-and she desparately needs a bath!!

OHHHHH what a scary experience, but I am so glad she is ok!!! Just had to vent/share it all with you...I am hoping that she gets whatever it is out of her system and is back to normal tomorrow.
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So glad Emma is ok.....what a scary experience!! Poor girl! Hope she feels better soon!
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Oh my goodness, what a scary nite for all of you. I hope & pray that Emma will be ok & makes a speedy recovery from what was going on with her. I'm glad you got her to the Vet quickly. Pls keep us posted. Hope you get a good nite's rest!
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I'm glad everything was okay, so scary!
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Wow, Suzy, I hope little Emma will sleep it off tonight!! Sounds so scary, it is amazing how fast they can get sick!! Their systems' just get out any bacteria right away, and then they are usually feeling fine. Make sure she drinks some water since she vomited so much. I hope you all get a peaceful night and that her tummy is back to normal tomorrow.
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Poor Emma! I hope she is feeling better today Suzy.
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I know how scary that is, been there before. Glad she is o.k.
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OH SUZY!!! how scary!!!!! SO glad sweet Emma is ok!!!!! that is beyond scary... i was at the edge of my seat with worry!
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Scary. I hope Emma is feeling much better now.
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Oh my goodness, how scary for you! Poor little Emma! I wonder what happened there, especially since she's had these before. I mean, I've given them before too - and I always remove 95% of the marrow, of course, because of the high fat content - and never had a problem. Do you think maybe she had too much marrow or something and for some reason, on this particular night, it upset her tummy?

I do hope she is back to feeling good.
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OMG! This happened to me too! Just about the same story ... I gave the marrow bones to all 5 of my guys, and only one them (who probably got most of the meat/fat) got sick. Very scary! Vet just said it was probably too fatty for her stomach to handle, as it came up almost instantly. Glad she's doing better!
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OMG! This happened to me too! Just about the same story ... I gave the marrow bones to all 5 of my guys, and only one them (who probably got most of the meat/fat) got sick. Very scary! Vet just said it was probably too fatty for her stomach to handle, as it came up almost instantly. Glad she's doing better!

I wonder if that was it with Emma too. I think it might have been too much meat/fat all at once. I didn't think twice about it b/c her metabolism is SO high, and she usually is on the skinny side, so I always give her the bigger/meatier portion of anything, and Milli the smaller one.

It WAS almost instantly that she got sick, so hopefully that was just her body's way of saying TOO MUCH, here you go, have it back!
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Wow, Suzy, I hope little Emma will sleep it off tonight!! Sounds so scary, it is amazing how fast they can get sick!! Their systems' just get out any bacteria right away, and then they are usually feeling fine. Make sure she drinks some water since she vomited so much. I hope you all get a peaceful night and that her tummy is back to normal tomorrow.
You're right-I think she got rid of it all so quickly. It's great their little bodies have such a great defense mechanism built right in so they DON'T get very sick. It just seemed so awful at the time, but she was back to her normal self within a half hour. But...I wasn't waiting for her to get WORSE in that half hour, so we took her in right away.

Instead of water, I gave her a small bowl of Pedialyte this AM and she GULPED it down, I think my poor princess was so dehydrated from all that puking and pooing...I gave her some more before we left for the day since she was doing 200% better, and most of it was gone when I got home-good girl!
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Oh my goodness, how scary for you! Poor little Emma! I wonder what happened there, especially since she's had these before. I mean, I've given them before too - and I always remove 95% of the marrow, of course, because of the high fat content - and never had a problem. Do you think maybe she had too much marrow or something and for some reason, on this particular night, it upset her tummy?

I do hope she is back to feeling good.
I DO think it was too much marrow/fat/meat, especially after she had already eaten dinner. Usually the bones don't have much meat/fat trim on the sides, but this one had a little more. I will defintely cut anything off the next ones I feed them, and see how it goes. I might take the others away sooner too, or feed them still a little frozen so she can't eat it as quickly.
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Thank you everyone for your kind words and sympathy! Emma is feeling MUCH better today. She ate her breakfast (I made her plain oatmeal and a little scrambled egg with a dollop of pumpkin) and she was SO HUNGRY. She kept all that down, and no more diarrhea either! YAY!

Tonight she got more egg/oatmeal mixture, and then I'm going to give her some yogurt later on before bed to help regulate her tummy. And it won't hurt for her to have some more pedialyte either, so I'm going to keep offering it for another day or so.
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